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We can all agree that bone inlay furniture is gorgeous but the hefty price tag that comes attached to it is not. If you've been daydreaming about owning your own beautiful bone inlay piece of furniture then we have the perfect DIY project for you. Stencils are an easy and inexpensive way to create that designer look you've been lusting after. Today we're sharing a DIY bone inlay mirror that was created using our Indian Inlay Stencil Kit.
There are so many drains in our homes and from time to time they get clogged. We've all been there. I wanted to share some ways to unclog drains with natural products and without using a plunger. You can see more of my crazy creations here*Everyone's got different kinds of pipes, home temperatures, etc. Please know what you are working with so you know what your limits are with your toilets, sinks, pipes, etc.
Sometimes furniture just needs a little face lift. And sometimes you need that dresser or nightstand to be just a little taller. We've got you covered!In the past we have added legs to so many different things. But it never has been easy. Until we came across this sweet little tool!
Being a dancer, I love the Nutcracker! My neighbor down the street has these Terra Cotta soldiers that they put out every Christmas and I love them. I decided I was going to make my own and add a twist - make mine a Flower Pot Nutcracker solider! You can see more of my crazy creations here
About a month or so ago, we swapped a couple rooms on the first floor of our house (former playroom became office, former wasted space room became playroom). The new playroom was off the front entry, and had a large opening that we needed to barricade. French doors would have been a great solution EXCEPT they are pricey, and I didn't really want to close the room off entirely. And to buy a gate for that width?? Forget it! So expensive, and I really didn't even like the smaller ones we already had.
We were in desperate need of extra storage in our teeny, tiny guest bath. The single vintage shelf was simply not enough. A fan of all things industrial, we used metal plumbing fixtures and glass to create three simple shelves. Triple the storage space!
When I bought my house there was one of those old yucky ovens from the 70's with the high top. I replaced it and now there was just wall behind my stove. So I decided to do something that I, personally, could put up myself. A penny wall! I cut the top and side pennies with a pair of Cutco shears but you could use any metal snips. The backing is clear sticky backing that holds light objects- pennies, small tiles, half marbles. Then I threw some grout overtop and wallah!
A kitchen can look unfinished without a backsplash. Pretty patterned tile can be super expensive so we want you to consider using a tile pattern to achieve the same effect. We'd like you to welcome back Greg, one of the Cutting Edge Stencils owners and stenciling expert. Greg has been hosting weekly stencil tutorials on our Facebook page. Go ahead and like our page so you don't miss out on these interesting videos. This week he chose to show our stencil fans how to paint a faux tile backsplash using the Fabiola Tile pattern. Greg Swisher is one of the Cutting Edge Stencils owners and stenciling expert. Greg has been hosting weekly stencil tutorials on our Facebook page. This week he chose to show our stencil fans how to paint a faux tile backsplash using the Fabiola Tile pattern.
For those who love tutorials, you will love this instructional video.
I researched every post I could find about removing backsplash and the 4" granite piece too. I didn't come across very many photos of the 4" granite part, so we were undecided about doing that. Once we decided on the backsplash we wanted I knew we had to take that granite piece off or I wouldn't be happy with the work involved in replacing the current backsplash. We did the demo work and hired a local company A-Team Flooring to install the backsplash.I brought many samples of backsplash home trying to find one that would compliment the venetian gold granite we have. It felt like what we already had was busy and competed with the granite. I wanted a backsplash that had a little bit of a glossy look and the polished tiles look great. We chose a basket weave and pencil tile from the same tile manufacturer Bella Casa.The backsplash is https://www.bellacasatilecollection.com/product/0013-crema-crema-marfil-3x6-beveled-polished/Demo for the small mosaic backsplash was tedious. We used a chisel and mallet and had to go slowly chipping away at it. Most of it came off in small pieces. There was minor damage to the drywall, in a few places the tile installers patched it. With the 4" granite piece on the wall our biggest concern was it cracking our granite countertop it rested on and also worried about there being a large gap between the wall and countertop that the granite backsplash was covering. We started by scoring the silicone on top of the granite piece and then along the bottom. After tapping the chisel behind to loosen the glue the granite piece started to come forward and popped free! Yay! Relief! All of it came off pretty easy except for the long piece that ran behind our sink. We used the chisel and mallet and cracked the 4" granite piece about half way on the front of it and were able to free it in smaller sections. There was a few places that had uneven cuts between the countertop and wall. The tile installer used mortar to build the drywall out to fill the gap. You can't tell once the backsplash tile was installed over the wall. We decided to have the backsplash trimmed in pencil tile for the edges, since we were using it to go around the basket weave design behind the stove. We also used it around the bottom of the kitchen window sill, we feel it gives a nice finish and didn't require tons of cuts to place it against the window frame. It gave a nice edge where the tile we chose was beveled. You may notice we made a few other changes in the kitchen - those are for another post :)
First I got Pallet board basically for free from a supply place that had the wood in between stacks on pallets. Then I chose 4 different color stains. The walls in the kitchen are a Latte Color with Honey hardwood floors and brown cabinets. I chose Kona, Summer, Oak, Cognac and Golden Mahogany.
When my friend had a new kitchen recently installed, she didn’t want the usual tiled splashback for the cooker. She wanted something that was going to be a bit of a statement piece. Therefore when I come across some gorgeous Dragonfly wallpaper by Harlequin, I knew that was the one for her kitchen. A DIY splashback (backsplash) with wallpaper was the way to go. The wallpaper is protected with a piece of glass and is screwed to the wall. Plus you know what the really awesome thing about this DIY splashback (backsplash), is that it’s really easy to unscrew the glass and change the wallpaper when you feel like something different.
We just had to replace our glass screen door with a new sheet of plexi. Our landscaper accidentally hit it with a rock, while using the weedeater & it shattered the entire thing. Luckily my husband opened the door after it shattered, but the crash & aftermath has been quite the mess. We're still finding glass in the tracks & it's in our flower beds. But the landscaper wouldn't replace the whole door- just the glass. He was hit pretty hard by Hurricane Harvey & is just now moving back into his home. I unfortunately had to touch up the door paint, where shards of glass chipped into it.
Any one that has had a house built from the ground up is an experience that you can’t explain. But once the house is finished and you move in the sense of relief comes. Also, this means you can personalize your home the way you want your personal taste to come out. Let’s get personal!!